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  • The strength and performance of Ultrex pultruded fiberglass in Integrity Windows & Doors is now available in new exterior trim, the manufacturer reports. Field-applied factory pre-cut kits or lineal lengths are available in all six of Integrity’s AAMA-certified finish colors with either brickmould, flat or sill nose profiles. “Ultrex is the one of the toughest, most durable... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council has launched windowratings.org. The new, consumer-oriented website is designed to help people shopping for windows to determine how well fenestration products will keep their homes cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter while also helping them reduce their energy costs.   According to Jim Benney, NFRC CEO, the site is designed to... more »
  • Denver-based RavenBrick has secured $5 million in equity funding which will enable it to build its automated production line and begin large-scale fabrication of its RavenWindow dynamic glazing product, officials state. The company plans to open a 40,000-square-foot plant and hire 80 new employees in early 2013. “In any structure, windows are the weakest link and the largest consumer of... more »
  • Quanex Building Products' ScreenItAgain.com is now offering partnerships to window and door dealers, offering local prices at national quality, officials state.  The online, made-to-order, custom screen and grille website enables window and door dealers to expand their product offerings by providing access to aftermarket screen and grille products, as well as a variety of options made just... more »
  • With officials noting that the manufacturer's success today and throughout its history is a result of an experienced and talented workforce, Simpson Door Co. honored past and present employees to mark its 100th anniversary this past summer.  The company hosted a celebration at its McCleary, Wash., facility for current and retired employees, their families and community members. ... more »
  • Celebrating with a company-wide steak fry, Ohio-based manufacturer Vinylmax Windows is marking two years of operations without a lost work time accident, officials report. This represents more than 700 days and 600,000 man-hours worked by more than 200 employees since September 5, 2010. The company’s previous safety streak stretched 255 days, with Vinylmax achieving progressively... more »
  •     The WTS Paradigm team between the morning and afternoon shifts. For the fourth year in a row, WTS Paradigm has sponsored a local family through Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, Wis. On August 18, employees from the software supplier volunteered their time to help build a home for Karen Walters and her 10-year-old daughter Elizabeth. WTS Paradigm donated all the... more »
  • With advance registration numbers suggesting a strong turn-out, organizers and exhibitors are making final preparations for GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo. The show, North America's largest trade show targeting the window and door industry, begins its three-day run on Wednesday, September 12, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.     As in years'... more »
  • Pella Corp.'s move to cloud computing is featured in a case study featured on the Microsoft website. The story details how the window maker has changed its virtualized data center from VMware to Microsoft private cloud software, enabling the its IT staff on new business initiatives rather than on server management. The story includes a video as well:   more »
  • Milgard Windows & Doors has unveiled a new iPad app said to provide consumers withh a rich, interactive experience and new ways to learn about the manufacturer's products. The new app includes Milgard product brochures, as well as a video library, including product, installation, testimonial, and how-to videos. Available from in the iTunes store, the app is also helpful for architects and... more »